March 1854 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbour with apprpx 480 passengers and crew; she was never seen again
  • Mar 1 German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.
  • Mar 7 Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 8 US Commodore Matthew C. Perry's second trip to Japan

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • Mar 17 1st park land purchased by a US city, Worcester, Mass
  • Mar 28 Britain & France declare war on Russia (Crimean War)
  • Mar 31 Treaty of Kanagawa: Commodore Perry forces Japan to opens ports to US

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Sir Napier Shaw, British meteorologist (d. 1945)
  • Mar 14 Paul Ehrlich, Germany, bacteriologist (Nobel-1908)
  • Mar 14 Thomas Riley Marshall, (D) 28th VP (1913-21)
  • Mar 14 Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian writer (d. 1920)
  • Mar 14 John Lane, British publisher (d. 1925)
  • Mar 15 Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician; Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • Mar 23 Alfred Milner, Giessen Germany, British governor (Cape colony)
  • Mar 31 Dugald Clerk, inventor (2-stroke motorcycle engine)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 6 Caspar GC Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80
  • Mar 6 Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, British soldier and politician (b. 1778)
  • Mar 11 Willard Richards, American religious leader (b. 1804)